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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Downstairs, expect to sit at a high-top table. As that's not my preference, I was greatly relieved to be led upstairs (a fair number of stairs--good glute workout for those who work there, I'm sure!) and sat at a small two-top overlooking the fun artwork in the stairwell. If it had been a little warmer, we might've requested seating on the second-floor balcony, which is protected on three sides and overlooks Chestnut Street. I imagine it's a fun spot to people watch on nice days.
We did a mixture of smaller dishes with the Duck Bao Bun (1 to an order) coming out on top: full of duck, with a nice hoisin-based sauce (though I would have it a bit thicker). Our second favorite was the Red Dragon Roll, which was a spicy tuna avocado maki topped with tuna, crispy shallots, and sweet chili eel sauce--very nice flavors. The fried, Pork Gyoza were extra crispy and worked well with the dipping sauce. Both the Spider Roll and the Sukiyaki Spring Rolls were fine, but not exceptional--I appreciated that I could taste the sukiyaki in the roll, but am used to a fuller sukiyaki flavor.
Food here is some of the best in the city and the good thing is not too many people know this.
Great place to get together with colleagues for a quick lunch and conversation.
Took a full ten minutes to be greeted by wait staff in spite of the fact we were right in front of the bar near the kitchen. Food took exceedingly long (20 min) given it was three sushi rolls and required no cooking. The food was good, but the drinks held no allure.
I unfortunately had some of the worst customers sitting at the table next to us and STILL managed to have a very enjoyable dinner! Amazing food, good service, great atmosphere. The upstairs deck is perfect for outdoor dining with none of the potential discomforts of rain. I will definitely be back.
Came here on a whim for Saturday date night. Was very impressed with the quality of the food. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I left two days ago. Everything about the food was fantastic, right down to the presentation. Highly recommend the bacon mazeman and the shrimp fried rice! Will definitely be back!
Food is reliably good. But menu is pretty stable so not a lot of choices unless eating Sushi.
Service average and server seemed distracted though pleasant. Restaurant is convenient to work which gives more time for meal.
coZara has a great, balanced menu. There’s always something no matter what myself or my dinner companions are in the mood for. The truffled Brussel sprouts are amazing.
Excellent food. Worth a trip. Service is fast.
Ok sushi. Very slow service. After the food finally arrived we ordered additional rolls but after waiting an hour we cancelled the order and got the check. Left hungry. Dirty plates were left on the table by the server throughout the meal. I would not go back to this restaurant.
My partner and I went to CoZara to celebrate our March birthdays. What a disappointment! The service was extremely slow and the waiters kept apologizing for "how crazy" and "backed up" things were in the kitchen. We waited a good 45 minutes for our meal. One of us was served an entrée while my partner continued to wait for her meal. The kitchen sent out a complimentary salad while the wait continued. The Yakatori was overdone and the rest of the food was mediocre at best. A long wait for a sub-standard meal. We will not go back nor recommend this place to friends.
Yummy and fast.
Really good sushi and try the salmon skin nachos!
Food was creative and inventive. Brussel sprouts & cauliflower were incredible! Sushi was very good. Great sake menu. I even loved the glass the sake came in. Our server was a bit snooty. But overall, I recommend this place.
This is probably my single favorite in Philadelphia.
Creative Japanese fusion taken to the next level.
It's my"Go To" place!
Great spot for an Ash Wednesday/Valentine's Day combo lunch. Would have been 5 stars across, but too quite some time to get our check after we had finished. That might be the most minor of complaints on this site. Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service.
Food was some of the best Asian fusion we have ever had. Service was also excellent :)
We will certainly be back and will recommend to others!
Excellent range of vegetarian and gluten free options. Kitchen got really backed up on the sushi items and they took a long time.
Great for a quick bite to eat. A friend and I came for dinner during a study break. I ordered the fried pork gyoza, a chicken thigh skewer, and the lunch portion of the spicy chicken ramen and would recommend all of them. Everything came out of the kitchen piping hot and in a fairly quick amount of time. The service was also great, as dishes were cleared and drinks were filled as soon as needed and without having to ask.
Horrible service. Rude and condescending staff. Avoid.
Sushi & rolls prices were outrageous and also the portions extremely small. the quality of the food was acceptable but did not justify the High price that this restaurant charges for.
Service was slow and a bit disorganized. Nothing special with the design of the place and the seating was not comfortable at all...
I will not recommend this place at all...
It used to be an excellent value. Went frequently when my daughter was a student at both Drexel and Penn. Had a date with my husband after a ball game at the Palestra. It was Horrendous. Food was not good, but our server was a nightmare. Her impatience, condescension and ultimately her indifference was intolerable. I will not return.
We were treated like VIP. James and Andrew, the managers were so great! From the second we walked in to the last. The head chef is out of this world. The food coming out of the kitchen and the sushi bar are awesome. Quick, fresh and delicious are just the top three words to describe how awesome the food is. We do enjoy Zama, but CoZara is our new favorite place. Hands down! Go and grab a happy hour bite or an entire meal. You won’t be disappointed.
My friend and I split 4 sushi rolls and I got the calamari salad. Total was under $30 and our waitress was very sweet, attentive, and fast. Totally would recommend. Their sushi is the best in town! So fresh and you can really taste the difference in their rice vs other sushi’s I’ve had.
First time here. Awesome! Fantastic menu with some of the best sushi in the city. Great with friends to share plates. We will be back!!
What a great place! We loved the casual vibe, the excellent food and service. The management was amazing, and service was great. Great food, and great prices.
coZara is a great place to enjoy good quality sushi. Simple, fresh and local joint. I definitely recommend it!
We came in about an hour and a half before closing time and there was only one other table there so the restaurant was rather quiet besides the sounds of cooking. Despite coming in so close to closing time, all of the table were still set and still looked nice, all menu options were available, and the food did not suffer in quality (quite the opposite actually).
My sister and I ordered a lot of small shareable dishes: fried pork gyoza, sukiyaki spring rolls, grilled okra, a few chicken thigh and new york strip skewers, fried calamari, and the spicy chicken ramen. It sounds like a lot of food but it was the optimal amount for us two young women. Everything tasted great and came out pipping hot except the the calamari. We had just gone to CoZara days earlier and they used a different coating (much better) for the calamari than they did for this visit. The coating on the calamari for this visit was too bready and ruined the dish. I definitely recommend sampling the menu by doing a lot of small dishes like we did.
The service was great. Both the manager and the one server ensured that our glasses stayed full and that our food wa brought to us as soon as it was ready. Being one of the only two tables there was great, like renting out the restaurant for a private dinner, so I would go late at night for service like that.
The food is just wonderful! Flavors and presentation can’t be beat! We’ll definitely be back.
I love Izakayas. They are really hard to come by, so I was thrilled to find CoZara. The food was delicious, and the space is beautiful. Can’t wait to come back with friends!
Sit upstairs! Great service, fantastic prices, and food! I will definitely be coming back. Our waiter Zach was attentive and patient, great guy.
Service is absolutely horrendous.. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you want to go for happy hour drinks & sushi/ sushimi rolls or appetizers. The food comes out whenever even though you have specified that you prefer to have the small plates first. I will not go back
We had a nice evening, nice people helping us, and time with friends.
The food was somewhat special, tasted good, but was not a 'bargain' price deal!
Try the truffle Brussel sprouts. They’re amazing!
It was overall a good experience, but the ramen noodle was not cooked well.
Two brothers from DC and NY needed a place close to the train station for lunch. We do this several times a year. Tried CoZara. Convenient, tasty, and not rushed. We will do it again
I thought the food was ok but not even close to the raving reviews I read.
VERY GOOD VERY GOOD
Have been several times with even non-sushi people and they love it too! Our go to spot near Drexel. Love it!
Disappointing food, value,
Crowded tables, loud.
However nice, decor